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Hi,

I moved to the US from Canada on a K1 visa on August 16th, was married on September 5th. I'm confused about one part of the Canadian taxes section - Information Relating to Immigrants and to Emigrants- that asks question about my spouse:

Spouse's or common-law partner's net income for the year

The amounts in the Amount column are calculated using the information in the spouse's or common-law partner's return and Form Information Relating to

Immigrants and to Emigrants (Jump Code: IMM EMI). If the spouse or common-law partner has no income for the period(s) described below, the boxes in

column NIL must be selected.

There are then 2 boxes to fill out:

Spouse's or common-law partner's net income for the part of the year that the taxpayer was

a resident of Canada

Spouse's or common-law partner's net income for the part of the year that the taxpayer was

not a resident of Canada

Seeing as I only got married after leaving Canada, and did not officially have a spouse while living in Canada, do I need to fill in amounts for either of these questions or simply indicate NIL?

Any advice is most appreciated! Thank you!

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I have left this as zero, as the actual form says "Enter his or her net world income for 2014 to claim certain credits:"...as I did not anticipate any credits, it did not seem relevant.

From the Non-resident guide:

your spouse's or common-law partner's net world income – If your spouse or common-law partner was a deemed resident of Canada in 2014, your spouse's or common-law partner's net world income is the amount fromline 236 of your spouse's or common-law partner's return, or the amount it would be if he or she filed a return.

If your spouse or common-law partner was a non-resident of Canada in 2014 your spouse's or common-law partner's net world income is his or her net income for 2014 from all sources both inside and outside Canada. Enter this amount even if it is zero. We use this information to calculate the GST/HST credit and other credits and benefits.

Note
Even though you show this amount on your return, your spouse or common-law partner may still have to file a return for 2014. For more information see Do you have to file a return?.

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